Said Saddiki is a Professor of International Relations at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco, with a joint appointment at Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is the author of World of Walls: Structure, Roles and Effectiveness of Separation Barriers (2017) and The State in a Changing World: Nation-State and New Global Challenges (in Arabic) (2008). He has received a number of international awards and grants, including Fulbright Visiting Scholarship, Research Fellowship at the NATO Defense College in Rome and the Arab Prize in Social Sciences and Humanities.
He is currently interested in separation border barriers, foreign policy analysis, the Western Sahara dispute and Moroccan political issues.
While Africa offers a wide range of strategic opportunities, Morocco’s foreign policy still encounters considerable challenges that hinder the realization of its ambitious objectives
Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis
MIPA is a non-profit independent research institution based in Rabat, Morocco. Founded by a group of transdisciplinary researchers, MIPA’s mission is to produce systematic and in-depth analysis of relevant policy issues that lead to new and innovative ideas for solving some of the most pressing issues relating to democracy.